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Jack Brownscombe

July 24, 1926 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Jack Brownscombe Obituary

Brownscombe, Jack, UE.  At Centennial Place, Millbrook on January 27, in his 98th year.  Proud of his army service.  Passionate fourth-generation cottager on Stony Lake. Never one to miss opening of the trout season, the deer hunt, grandchildren’s sports - he never had enough hours in the day. After a start in banking, his next career in Toronto and Peterborough was as a metal fabrication manager. If you wanted to weld together two metals that weren’t supposed to marry, he was your man.  He enjoyed a lengthy post-retirement second career working for the Canadian Welding Bureau into his 90’s. He was interested in everyone and everything - world events, the periodic table, Canadian loyalist and military history, card games and making maple syrup. 

Jack was predeceased by his wife Norma (Crone) in 1984 and married Peggy (White) in 1993.  He leaves his children, Kathleen Brown and husband Ken, Reid and wife Sheila, and Garth and wife Mary.  Jack welcomed Peggy’s children, Chris, Whitney and Jeff Taylor.  He delighted in his grandchildren and was called “Chief” by Fraser (Julie), Seth (Sara), Liam (Megan), Stewart (Lauren), John, Jake (Caitlin), Alec (Chidinma), and Emmett (Danielle).  He was happy to be “Chief” to Peggy’s grandchildren Emileen and Carter. Great-grandchildren were a fascination for him and he jumped at the opportunity to introduce another generation to critters and creepy crawlies.  Sam, Simon, Emmy, Mila, Leta, Effie, Scott, Ian and Kai will have great memories.

Jack is survived by his sister Anne Wagner and her husband Wally.  He was predeceased by brothers Doug, Ken, Ross and sister Jean.  Many nephews and nieces remember him fondly.

Everyone who knew Jack will miss his insatiable zest for life.

There will be a Celebration of Life Reception held at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Rd, Peterborough on Thursday, February 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In memory of Jack and in lieu of flowers, donations to Trent University’s “Trent Aquatic Research Program-Stoney Lake Fish Tracking Project”  would be appreciated by the family.  On line condolences may be made at




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Celebration of Life
February 15, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Highland Park Funeral Centre, Bensfort Rd, Peterborough)


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